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The Beautiful City (1925)

A new picture starring Richard Barthelmess and Dorothy Gish should have been an easy sell to the cinema going public, but by all accounts The Beautiful City was a lacklustre affair, a melodrama that in the words of the Photoplay Magazine Review was in dire need of some ‘ 151 more words


Only Angels Have Wings

Howard Hawks is in the director’s chair for a scene from Only Angels Have Wings (1939) with Cary Grant, Rita Hayworth and Richard Barthelmess, with Jean Arthur out of the frame.  12 more words

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The Dawn Patrol

Howard Hawks on the set of The Dawn Patrol (1930) with Douglas Fairbanks Jr and Richard Barthelmess.

Howard Hawks

The Dawn Patrol

Howard Hawks directing Richard Barthelmess on the set of The Dawn Patrol (1930).

Howard Hawks

"Further Instructions to the Cinema Directors" (February 15, 1924)

from Chicago Literary Times (February 15, 1924)

I have often wondered how moving picture directors obtain their positions and what qualifications they must have before they are allowed to sit in the chair and wave the megaphone. 678 more words

Film #637: Weary River (1929)

In my last post I discussed how Frank Lloyd incorporated various sound effects into the largely silent The Divine Lady however, with one of his other best director efforts he went a step further by combining silent movie scenes with sound-filled sections. 892 more words

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The Dawn Patrol

Richard Barthelmess sports a stylish haircut as pilot Dick Courtney in The Dawn Patrol (1930).  Richard was also a pilot for Howard Hawks in Only Angels Have Wings (1939).

Dawn Patrol